'They failed me': Raniya Wright's mom blames school on Good Morning America for 5th grader's death
Mark Peper, an attorney representing Van Dyke, said Wright's father had one meeting with the superintendent of the school, but that the meeting didn't really provide any true developments. Elizabeth LaFleur, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mother of Raniya Wright, a Walterboro fifth grader who died after getting into a fight in her classroom, broke her silence with a television interview with ABC News's "Good Morning America."
The network also aired pieces of her interview on Sunday night.
In the interview, Ashley Wright said she sent her daughter to school thinking she'd be protected while not in her own care.
Raniya Wright went to school on March 25 and never came back home.
According to investigators, she and a classmate got into a fight in their classroom. Raniya, 10, became unconscious in the principal's office after that fight and was taken to Colleton County Medical Center.
Raniya was flown to Charleston for care where she died two days later.
Few other details surrounding the circumstances of Raniya's death are known.
"I want to know everything and they didn't have no answers for me at all," Ashley Wright told GMA.
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Wright also told GMA she is upset with the school system because she'd complained about the child Raniya fought with numerous times.
"That's what really breaks me down and makes me question to myself why nothing was never done up until now with this happening," Wright said.
"I'm thinking they got it handled, and they failed me," Wright added.
Raniya's grandfather, Ernie Wright, also spoke to ABC News.
"The school failed. They don't want to admit that they failed. You know, they don't want to own up to what's going on right now, but you just can't take everything and sweep it under the rug," Ernie Wright said. "We're talking about a 10-year-old girl."
The other student involved in the fight was suspended pending the investigation.